Information, education, advice, and resources for new and aspiring company directors and board members.

The Worst Pieces of Advice I’ve Heard as a Director

It’s a shock and surprise to new board members. The people they end up sharing the boardroom with can sometimes …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookJune 26, 2018

Five Things to Consider About Your Board Resume Referees

Today’s question comes from a reader via Facebook: “Something that I’m wondering about with applying for board positions is who …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookJune 5, 2018

Yes, You Do Have Something to Offer a Board

This post has been on my mind for some time now as I feel it addresses an important need for …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMay 22, 2018

SANFL Moves to Increase Diversity on Club Boards

SANFL is kicking off a program to improve diversity on SANFL club boards, with a key goal of the League …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMay 21, 2018

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining a Board

We live life forward, and understand it in reverse. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we did it the …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMay 15, 2018

How to be of Service to your Fellow Board Members

I believe that everyone is a leader. Regardless of whether you wear a specific title or have a certain designated …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMay 10, 2018

Changing the Face of the Boardroom: Lisa Smith

In this interview series, we take a look at life as a ‘non traditional’ board member and the benefits they …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMay 4, 2018

Career Choices that help your Board Career

The pathway to the boardroom often seems to be unclear, reserved for a secret network, and inconsistent; and I am …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookMay 1, 2018

The Value of Formal Director Development

Last week I wrote about the enormous value – and competitive advantage – from undertaking ongoing, informal director education. There …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookApril 17, 2018

The Value of Informal Director Education

It’s quite easy, as a new or aspiring board member, to get caught in the trap of thinking that you …Read More

Profile PhotoLisa CookApril 11, 2018

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Get on Board delivers education and development courses that are open to individuals from all professional backgrounds and all types of industries (public, private, NFP, sporting organisations and clubs, etc.). Get on Board focuses on aspiring directors – those people looking to join a board in the near future – and on new directors – those who are currently in their first to fifth year of sitting on a board. Everything that we do is geared towards developing the corporate governance skills, and the business, strategic and financial acumen of new and aspiring company directors.


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